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Ann Arbor Public Schools will host its 32nd annual College Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at Pioneer High School. The event is open to all students and all families in surrounding counties, and offers the chance to connect with representative …

This year’s Career and Technical Education Career Night hosted by Huron High School gave students in many programs the chance to demonstrate some of the skills they have been learning this year.

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Two events running simultaneously at Huron High School from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 will give visitors an up-close look at some exciting programs offered at AAPS. The third annual STEAM Expo & CTE Career Night …

“We don’t want students just learning by rote, we want them learning how to be thinkers, and changers, and movers and we want them thinking about how to create, and how to survive in a world that’s more technology based,” says Rec and Ed Life-Long Learning Manager Kim Smith

The five Skyline seniors accepted to Princeton include (left to right): Christopher Wilks; Kalana Athukorala (who chose the University of Michigan); Micaela Keller; Olivia Foster; and Shreya Menon (who chose Harvard University). Photo by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Ann Arbor …

“I think it gives kids a chance to get a jump start on what it’s like to interview for jobs, and become part of the working world. As far as being an eighth grader and having a chance to do this now I think it will give them an advantage later on when they actually are interviewing for jobs,” says Doug Martelle from the Ann Arbor Police Department.

“Ann Arbor is a cultural place, there are cultures from all over the world in Ann arbor, so I think it’s important that the kids get to know different cultures and get to know different ways of doing things. That’s important for the business community also because we all need to learn from other areas and how other people do things,” says David Norton from Bank of Ann Arbor.

 Slideshow by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor The action on the field at Huron High School Thursday reflected two of Ann Arbor Public Schools’ core values: working together, and respect for all. On the second annual A2 Unified Day, general education and special education students …

Matthew Ferraro, Hannah Rubenstein and Grace Jensen pose with their press passes at Sunday’s debate in Flint. By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Three Community High School students will always remember the day they covered a spirited debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in …

Ann Arbor Public School’s first district-wide STEAM Expo included everything from kindergarten meteorologists, to high school inventors, to local professionals working for IMRA America, Menlo Innovations and other local tech companies. Students of all ages and their parents visiting Huron High School got to see, touch, and hear about many of the efforts going on in the district to bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

On AAPS’ Professional Development Day Monday, 1200 professional teachers, principals, teaching assistants, nurses, and support staff chose among 62 sessions focused on learning and teaching which were located at six locations around the district. The sessions were facilitated by AAPS teacher leaders as well as nationally …

“They’ve got everything from under sea to outer space to career explorations. There are probably 10 to 15 career explorations that they can take the kids on as well as sites all over the world. It’s incredibly immersive,” says Instructional technology teacher Peter Pasque.

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